Brazilian Romario pushes Sepp Blatter for release of FIFA documents


By David Gold

November 11 – Following the FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, promising he would release files relating to the organisation’s former marketing partner ISL, which are believed to implicate four members of world football’s governing body, the Brazil legend Romario has said he will press for the documents to be given to politicians in the country.

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David Owen: Football and the power of the poppy

David Owen

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

Like a high proportion of my fellow Brits, when that moment comes, I shall be standing silently with my head bowed in a gesture of solemn remembrance.

So why does it make me so angry when November rolls around each year and, like snowdrops in January, Premier League football shirts sprout scarlet poppies?

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